Tuesday, February 26, 2008
La Condesa Mexican restaurant now open in Dallas’ Victory Park
No relation to the La Condesa on Maple Avenue.
Victory Park now has "Mexican cuisine" covered with La Condesa, which opened three weeks ago on Olive Street.
The restaurant is authentic Mexican, according to the manager who answered the phone on Monday, with Arizona chef Michael Stevens in the kitchen, and a full bar with 60 tequilas and Mexican beers, the only domestic being Miller Lite and Shiner. There's a tequila lounge with 22 tables and music that's "more upbeat, what's hot now, not Tejano."
Signature dishes include nachos Anaya appetizer -- "traditional nachos like you'd find in Mexico, not like the queso-covered ones" sold at baseball games and convenience stores, according to that manager. Also, says he, their burger comes with cheddar cheese and a poblano-chipotle mayonnaise on soft challah roll. Pollo Dominguero is a rotisserie half-chicken, served with fries, and they do the au courant grilled corn dusted with chile powder and cojita cheese.
The restaurant is no relation to the already-existing La Condesa on Maple Avenue in Little Mexico (also sometimes referred to as Taqueria La Condesa), which had the name first.
"They are not associated with us," said the manager, "I don't know if there is one off Maple with our name, as far as how popular they are."
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